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471st Bombardment Group
Active 1943-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Force

The 471st Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the First Air Force, stationed at Westover Field, Massachusetts. It was inactivated on 10 April 1944.

The unit was a World War II B-24 Liberator replacement training unit (RTU). Its graduates were then assigned to combat units in overseas theaters worldwide as replacement personnel. Originally a Second Air Force unit, it was reassigned to First Air Force when Second AF began B-29 Superfortress training. Inactivated in 1944 when the need for B-24 aircrews was diminished.

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Lineage

  • Constituted as 471st Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1943
Activated on 1 May 1943
Disbanded on 10 Apr 1944

Assignments

Components

  • 804th Bombardment Group: 1943-1944
  • 805th Bombardment Group: 1943-1944
  • 806th Bombardment Group: 1943-1944
  • 807th Bombardment Group: 1943-1944

Stations

Aircraft

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer Maurer (1983), Air Force Combat Units Of World War II, Office of Air Force History. ISBN 978-0405121944

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